All 5th graders in Ms. Anderson’s class had a wonderful opportunity to attend the Children’s Literature Festival on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014. Students were transported to the Davenport River Center via CitiBus. This was the 31st year of the David R. Collins Children’s Literature Festival. This year the cost was $5 but it was paid for by a Great Minds Grant. While at the CLF, students met different authors and attended four workshops. We met Nathan Hale- he was the featured speaker, a writer & illustrator of children’s books including the Hazardous Tales series, Rapunzel’s Revenge and Calamity Jack, the sequel. He could draw pictures illustrating everything he told us. Ryan Collin-a poetry writer, had each student write and some shared a poem they created. Belinda Holbrook-the author of String Stories, taught children how to tell stories using strings, which they were given to take home. Sarah Prineas- the author Read more
News, Events, and Announcements
Ten J.B. Young students participated in a Mock Trial event Saturday, October 25th, at the Scott County Courthouse. Mock trial is designed to introduce students to our legal system by providing a challenging, academic competition. The program offered students an opportunity for personal growth and achievement, emphasizing the importance of research, presentation, and teamwork. J.B. Young’s 7-8th grade students met three days a week during 8th period and learned about contemporary public issues and our legal system. This year, more than 2,000 students from across Iowa participated. There were a total of 16 teams that competed in the Davenport Regional this past Saturday, three went on to the state competition. Congratulations to those students who worked hard in preparation for his competition: Izzy Peterson, Shyisha Hodges, Leanna Soots, Molly Galant, Christian Koehler, Isabel Buchana, Aiyana Litt, Kioni Litt, Ivy Hoffmaster, and Lynzie Durr.
Congratulations to Kaia Colvin, an 8th Grade Orchestra student at J.B. Young, who was selected to play in the Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra Festival. Kaia, a violinist, will travel to Ames on November 21st to perform with other attendees. All of the staff and students of J.B. Young are very proud of Kaia and wish her well as she represents our school at such a prestigious festival. Read more
Twelve J.B. Young students were recognized for their exhibition of life skills in classrooms and hallways for the month of October. Each student was nominated by one of their teachers. The following students were recognized: King Oreagba (K); Connor Gordon (1); Salvador Sanchez (2); Cecelia Morales (3); Cieara Hayes (4); Calvin Laake (5); Aliiyha Morgan and Logan Hancock (6); Ricky Christian and Luz Pizano (7); and Cavausier Ford and Michael Ozmon (8). Students were joined by their parents and guardians for the awards, and each family received a picture of the student and their family members.
Cieara Hayes (4th) , Dionte Baker (6th), and Destiny Jones(6th) were recognized for winning a coloring contest sponsored by the Scott County Housing Council and Wells Fargo Bank. Each student received a gift card to Domino’s Pizza, and Destiny received an additional prize from Whitey’s Ice cream as the overall winner of the contest.
On Saturday, May 17th,Mrs. Stolfa, our 6th grade Science teacher, took several students to the Davenport Public Works Center. Students made Watershed presentations.
JB Young students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the National ‘Read Across America’ day with classroom activities including many of our intermediate students visiting our primary classrooms to read to our younger students.